Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” Hits #1 at Hot AC

It might be in the shadow of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” at pop, but Taylor Swift’s explosive “Shake it Off” is the most-played song on the hot adult contemporary format.

The recipient of 6,228 Hot AC spins between September 19 and 25, “Shake” jumps to number one on Mediabase’s rolling Hot AC chart. Rising as Maroon 5’s #2 “Maps” is falling, the Swift song will endure no trouble retaining the throne through Sunday, when Mediabase issues its official weekly airplay chart.

Also the format’s audience leader, “Shake it Off” earned 42.01 million Hot AC impressions within the aforementioned seven day window.

A multi-format hit, “Shake it Off” is currently #2 at pop, #9 at adult contemporary and #26 at rhythmic.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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